About Able And Game

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About Able and Game

Able And Game is a stationery label that aims to create greeting cards that stand out from the crowd. Launching in February 2009 with a unique range of Valentine’s Day cards, Able and Game used humour and real sentiment to convey messages that are quirky, poignant and personal. The Able and Game collection is always expanding, with cards to celebrate birthdays, Mother's Day, Father's Day and generally just to brighten people's days.

The cards feature hand drawn designs with references to pop culture and trends that people easily identify with. The statements made on the cards have people nodding and laughing in agreement and the illustrations are drawn by hand, giving the cards an innocent quality that harks back to the day when you used to draw cards yourself.

The creative team behind Able and Game are husband and wife Gareth Meney and Anna Blandford; Anna is the illustrator and Gareth works on the technical side.

In charge of sales is our wholesale account manager, Lucky Adedoja.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you print the cards yourselves?
Yes, we print them in our studio in Brunswick. This allows us to design new cards each week and print small runs of more offbeat cards.

Who does all the drawings?
Anna does all the drawings. Almost all the cards start of as a hand drawing that is coloured digitally.

Where can I buy your cards?
Have a look at our stockists page to see if there is a shop near you selling the cards. Or you can buy them online.

What do you use to make the cards?
We print the cards ourselves with a digital press onto 300 GSM paper. The card comes packaged inside a cello sleeve with a white 100% recycled (from post-consumer waste) envelope.

Where do you come up with the ideas for the cards?
Lots of different places and each card has its own unique story. We think about different situations and how we can turn them into a greeting card.

Who is the one obsessed with cats?
Anna has been obsessed with cats since she was a child. At one stage in the late '80s/early '90s they had 4 pet cats: Bootsy, Smudge, Clidey and Bonnie! Gareth is a nouveau-cat lover and thinks they currently have "the cutest cats in the world", two feral cats called Bubsy and Cricket they found at the office and managed to tame. You can follow them on Instagram.